Sponsor a scholarship
Scholarships benefit both the students who receive them and the organisation who sponsor them.
Organisations who currently sponsor scholarships tell us that the program provides them with many benefits, including:
- the sponsored students becoming a valuable resource in their team,
- reduction in recruitment costs for graduate positions,
- having their profiles raised among the Faculty's talented students, giving them further opportunity to attract, meet and work with potential employees,
- opening the door to share and develop new knowledge and network with other organisations by participating in events, and
- making a relevant and practical contribution towards the education of tomorrow's professionals.
Sponsoring a scholarship gives an organisation access to high achieving, dedicated and well-rounded students.
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology offers a range of scholarships including:
UTS: Engineering scholarships
This program concentrates on encouraging top students into UTS: Engineering followed by joint training with industry during their degree to provide excellent graduates for sponsor organisations. The scheme is highly competitive and provides a tax-free scholarship for the scholars' first year of study. The current cost of sponsoring a student in this program is $15,000 per year. These scholars must perform well throughout the year to gain the full scholarship. Satisfactory progress is a minimum of a credit average with no fail results.
Sponsors develop a relationship with their named scholar and would normally employ them in a paid internship during their second year and potentially again during their fourth year. Scholars are also keen to complete an industry-related final year thesis (Capstone Project) before moving to full employment as a graduate engineer.
UTS: Engineering co-operative scholarship, plus scholarships for 2nd and 4th Year
This program is an extension of the cooperative program. The organisation can support a cooperative student in his/her first year, and then as well offer this student (or other additional top performers) participation in a second year and/or fourth year scholarship program which includes a six-month internship with the sponsor. Making these scholarships attractive from a monetary point of view allows sponsors to attract the best students for their internship program. These scholarships are also tax-free.
These scholarships allow sponsors to support scholars over the whole five-year period of their degree and have them join their organisations for six-month internships during the second and fourth years. The typical cost of a full degree scholarship is $60,000.
This arrangement allows the sponsor to build a long term relationship with the scholar, giving the student a distinctive advantage when moving into the sponsors' graduate program; or to provide a means of influencing and then capturing a top student as a graduates for their organisation.
Scholars are selected by interview each November and the criteria used for selection include; commitment to UTS and a career in engineering, leadership ability, strong communication skills, creativity and problem solving, and community involvement.
Applicants are ranked at the interviews and offered scholarships in that order, providing they achieve an ATAR of at least 90 in the HSC. The ATAR achieved above 90 does not effect their ranking as UTS: Engineering consider the attributes assessed during interview to be of equal importance to students' academic achievement. Our experience shows that an ATAR cut off of 90 is a suitable selection point. Sponsors are invited to attend the student interviews and be involved in the selection process.
UTS: Information Technology scholarships
Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) co-op scholarship program
The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) co-op scholarship program is a course that attracts high achieving IT students and is regarded as one of Australia's leading IT programs.
Students are selected through a competitive process and are individually chosen for their management potential, motivation, self-direction, strong communication skills and academic excellence. They are students who are great team players as well as future leaders.
Participating in the program involves funding a scholarship for three years and providing practical workplace experience for two separate full time 23 week blocks.
By being placed alongside IT professionals, students will learn and apply practical skills and they will also make a real contribution to your team as an additional IT resource. Most students choose to join sponsoring organisations on graduation. Even if you are not actively recruiting, supporting this program provides an ideal opportunity for your own staff to gain experience developing junior staff.
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Offer a named scholarship for one or more years to a top student entering the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program. A named scholarship ensures the profile of your organisation is known among UTS students from the very start of their degree. It is also a way to develop a relationship with the very best students undertaking this course.
Scholarships for honours students can be direct financial assistance or part time work opportunities. The projects undertaken by honours students vary greatly in their specialisation and you may be able to negotiate a suitable project of benefit to your own organisation's IT interests. This program is also an excellent way of attracting highly qualified graduates to your organisation.
Equity scholarships provide financial support to students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage or financial hardship due to any of the following circumstances:
- personal illness/disability,
- English language difficulty,
- rural or isolated school,
- difficult family circumstances, or
- Indigenous Australian descent.
The next step
Find out about the range of scholarships currently offered across both the Faculty's course areas:
- UTS: Engineering scholarships for domestic students,
- UTS: Engineering scholarships for international students,
- UTS: Information Technology scholarships for domestic students, and
- UTS: Information Technology scholarships for international students.
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology is always looking for partner organisation to sponsor scholarships. If you are interested in sponsoring a scholarship contact the industry partnering unit.